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Taxon: Ceiba speciosa (A. St.-Hil. et al.) Ravenna

Genus: Ceiba
Family: Malvaceae
Subfamily: Bombacoideae
Nomen number: 433223
Place of publication: Onira 3(15):46. 1998
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 06-Oct-2003 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 24-Aug-2017
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 11 (1 active, 1 available) in National Plant Germplasm System


Common names:

  • floss-silktree  (Source: Dict Gard) - English

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard, as Chorisia speciosa; Hortus 3, as Chorisia speciosa; Trees Bolivia, as Chorisia speciosa); ornamental (fide Dict Gard, as Chorisia speciosa; Hortus 3, as Chorisia speciosa; Trees Bolivia, as Chorisia speciosa)

Distributional Range:


    Southern America
    • BRAZIL: Brazil [Mato Grosso do Sul, Minas Gerais, Pará, Rondônia, Santa Catarina, São Paulo, Bahia, Mato Grosso, Paraná, Rio de Janeiro]
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Bolivia, [Cochabamba, El Beni, La Paz, Santa Cruz] Peru [Cusco, Junín, San Martín]
    • SOUTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Argentina, [Chaco, Corrientes, Misiones, Santa Fe] Paraguay [Alto Paraná, Caaguazú]

    Cultivated (also cult.)


  1. Gibbs, P. & J. Semir 2003. A taxonomic revision of the genus Ceiba Mill. (Bombacaceae) Anales Jard. Bot. Madrid 60:259-300.
  2. Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening (Dict Gard)
  3. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  4. Ravenna, P. 1998. On the identity, validity, and actual placement in Ceiba of several Chorisia species (Bombacaceae), and description of two new South American species (Onira) 3(15):42-51.

Check other web resources for Ceiba speciosa (A. St.-Hil. et al.) Ravenna :

  • Flora del Conosur: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Conosur
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=433223. Accessed 19 June 2019.